New Zealand legend and Racing 92 fly-half Dan Carter allegedly failed a drugs test for steroids

New Zealand legend and Racing 92 fly-half Dan Carter allegedly failed a drugs test for steroids

January 27, 2022

DAN CARTER has allegedly tested positive for steroid use – along with two other global rugby stars.

In the latest drug-bust story to rock sport Carter will fight to clear his name and prove he only took corticoids to treat an injury.


The All Blacks legend's camp say their man had the required Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for the drug, which was used to treat a calf problem before last season's Top 14 final.

Carter's former New Zealand teammate and current club colleague Joe Rokocoko and Juan Imhoff were also alleged to have had "anomalies" in their urine tests according to French newspaper L'Equipe.

Agent Dean Hegan told SunSport he was relaxed about the situation as he had been assured that Carter's Paris-based Racing 92 side completed and submitted all the relevant paperwork for the medicine.

Fellow agent Simon Porter told the New Zealand Herald: "We have been aware of the issue for a few weeks.

"Our understanding and assurances we've had are all the documents around TUEs were in place."

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Dan Carter captained New Zealand to the Rugby World Cup in 2015Credit: PA:Press Association
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Joe Rokocoko reportedly also failed a drugs test for steroidsCredit: PA:Press Association
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Juan Imhoff failed a drug test for steroids, according to reportsCredit: Getty Images

French drugs officials have 40 days to decide if the substances that Carter and his teammates took were definitely for medical reasons.

World Cup winner Carter is widely regarded as the game's greatest ever player and one of the best sportsmen in history.

The fly-half played 112 Tests for the All Blacks and is one the sport's highest paid players on more than £1million-a-year.

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